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NOVEMBER 12, 2012
VOLUME 41   ISSUE 44

 

PREMIUM CONTENT FROM PRODUCT SAFETY LETTER

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CPSC Staff November 6 presented a briefing package to commissioners to vote on amendments to CPSC’s testing and certification rules related to representative samples.


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A decision by Maxfield & Oberton to stop producing its Buckyballs and Buckycubes does not end CPSC’s ongoing legal action against the firm, both sides confirmed.


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CPSC staff November 6 met with the ASTM F833 stroller task group November 6, revealing progress on proposed changes to F833, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Carriages and Strollers, related to stroller frame folding.


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The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) research advisory committee, with CPSCers in attendance, spent a considerable portion of a November 6 four-hour session discussing how to balance strategic or top-down planning with tactical, or bottom-up, grass-roots activities and submissions from councils, committees and other constituents.


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In a brief teleconference November 7, members of an ASTM working group discussed how best to include elements from other standards in F2906, Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for Bedside Sleepers.


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Mandatory reporting was the top source of records in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Product Safety Clearinghouse in the 2011-2012 reporting year.


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Briefs on magnets, imidazolines, handheld carriers, safety seats, generators, gas grills, lawn mowers, lights, speaker systems.


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Briefs on floor covering, surface flammability, wires, battery-powered appliances, bug zappers, fuses, gaskets, hose nozzles, insulation, outlet boxes, pool accessories, pipes, valves, and more.


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Briefs on bicycle rim tape, backpacks, safety matches, gas girlls, toddler chairs, children's clothing, toy phones, dolls, and more.